March 22, 2023

Event Calendar


Ribbon Cutting at

Michelle's Ah-Mazing Grazing

Cybersecurity Insurance 101:

Insuring Your Digital Future

March 28

Ribbon Cutting at Engayge

April 5

Member Orientation at TACC

Business After Hours

April 6

Ribbon Cutting at Greatest Hits

E-News Sponsor


Contact Lisa for more info.

Chamber News

We are thrilled to introduce Scott from Busch Realty Group as our newest member of the TACC!

"When given the opportunity to represent you, my focus is squarely on achieving your goal of homeownership. I specialize in communities from Boston to the South shore where I've personally worked and lived. I strive to be as knowledgeable as possible and will serve as your helpful guide in discovering what each community has to offer."

Reach out to Scott for your house hunting needs! Connect with him on Facebook at Scott Busch - Realtor, or text/call at 774-2220-5555.

Thank you for your partnership Scott! Welcome to the TACC!

Who's ready for some SPRING cleaning? Next up on this sunny spring day is The Cleaning Queen!

Make your home or business sparkle with The Cleaning Queen! A woman-owned and operated local cleaning company for residential and commercial clients, The Cleaning Queen will even beautify a camper or boat!

Give The Cleaning Queen a follow on Facebook so you're the first to know about specials, availability, tips and more, or give them a call at 508-738-1680 to inquire about their cleaning services!

Welcome to the TACC! We're thrilled to have you in our community, Sandra!


Join on Thursday, March 23rd at 11:00 a.m. while we celebrate the grand opening of Michelle's Ah-Mazing Grazing! She creates beautiful charcuterie boards and is excited to show you her work. She will have a grazing table set up to be enjoyed by the guests. 

Special discount for Chamber members: 10% off all in-store purchases, including special order grazing boards for a future date - not valid for grazing table setups or purchases made online. 

We hope you can attend!


The Braver Cyber Insurance Workshop is a highly informative and interactive session that aims to educate individuals and businesses about the significant role of cyber risk insurance in today's digital landscape. 

Leading this workshop are Kenny Rounds, CEO of Braver Technology, an leading cybersecurity authority, and Dan Costa, vCIO, who serve as liaisons to our advanced security division partner Cyber74. The workshop will also feature Chris Brook, CIC, CRM, Principal at Brook Insurance, a local expert (and provider) in the field of cyber risk insurance. 

Through this workshop, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the risks and threats associated with cyber-attacks and how cyber risk insurance can help mitigate these risks. 

The session covers a comprehensive overview of the cyber insurance landscape, including the various types of policies available, their coverage, and the factors that impact premiums.

The session also provides opportunities for participants to ask questions and share experiences. Register below.


Business After Hours at People Incorporated


TACC member Engayge is happy to celebrate the opening of their office located within the TACC headquarters on 170 Dean St. in Taunton! Light snacks and refreshments will be served. 

Help us to welcome our new office mates!

You are Cordially Invited to Coffee Time with the Mayor!

Please join Mayor O'Connell, Police Chief Edward Walsh, Fire Chief Timothy Bradshaw & CFO Patrick Dello Russo to learn about the proposed new Public Safety Facility.

• Find out why Taunton needs a new public safety building

• See drawings of the proposed buildings

• Learn about cost and financing

• Talk to the Police Chief and Fire Chief 

Find out how this project will affect local businesses

Register here to attend.

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening Celebration of Greatest Hits Cannabis Company! The opening event takes place from 12-2:00 p.m. with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 12:30 p.m. They will have refreshments, vendor pop-ups, and special guests including Mayor O'Connell, State Rep Carol Doherty, and Greg Hill from WEEI. Special pricing will be available and they'll have a live DJ in-store that evening.

We hope you can attend! 

Business Information

3rd Annual Businesses Powered by Women Webinar

Join Rockland Trust for a live webinar TOMORROW at 10:30 a.m. to (not only) get to know, but also celebrate the women-owned businesses located in our own backyard!

Panelists of the Businesses Powered by Women event will be discussing a range of topics, including:

• What motivated them to become a business owner

• Methods they used for financing their business

• Challenges they faced and how they overcame them

Register here.

3 Easy Things to Help You Attract More Customers for Your New Business

Starting a new business is difficult under the best circumstances. But in today's economic climate, it's difficult to make a name for yourself when most people are trying desperately to cut back on expenses. Yet, you shouldn’t get discouraged. There are easy (and free) ideas out there that can help. Here are three tips to bring in more customers as a brand-new business.

Chamber Events


Whether you have been a member of the chamber for 5 years or 5 minutes – or if you’re just thinking about it – join us for Member Orientation on Wednesday, April 5th from 9-10 a.m. at the Chamber’s office, 170 Dean St. in Taunton. See the office, meet the staff, hear about our benefits and programs, and learn how you can best maximize your investment with the TACC!

Seating is limited so please register in advance below. Free to members and prospective members.



Join us on Wednesday, April 5th , from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. for a Business After Hours

It will be held in the Silvia & Quinn Building on 180 Paramount Drive in Raynham. Come see the offices of Jaime Barnes, CFP®, Ameriprise Financial, Silvia & Quinn, P.C., and Prophett Law Office, LLC.

Business After Hours is an evening of fun, food, and fellowship among Chamber members and their guests, with a chance to network, make new friends, and meet potential customers. Don't forget to bring your business cards to exchange and for a chance to win the door prize!

Register below.



We are excited to announce that our Keynote Speaker is Frederick W. Clark Jr., Esq., President of Bridgewater State University.

Award Recipients:

Bluestone Bank Small Business Award: Ryan’s Family Amusements

Taunton Federal Credit Union Large Business Award: G. Lopes Construction

Bristol County Savings Bank Community Impact Award: Our Daily Bread

Teacher of the Year:

Jerilyn Karam-Kozak, English Teacher, CORE Values, DEI, & ADL Peer Advisor,

Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School

Scholarship Recipients:

Avery LaValle, Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School

Joseph Kazlauskas, Taunton High School

Let’s celebrate and support our members, award recipients and scholars!

Gold Sponsor: $2,500 – SOLD OUT - General Dynamics and Mechanics Bank

Silver Sponsor: $500

Bronze Sponsor: $250

Supporting Sponsor: $100

All sponsors receive recognition on the event registration page and in the program distributed at the event. As a non-profit organization, the Taunton Area Chamber is grateful for your generous contributions that help us to provide programs and services to our members. To sponsor the Annual Meeting & Awards event, contact TACC President Kris Silva.

Register below to attend. $65 for TACC Members/ $80 for Non-Members

Member News

6th Annual Small Business, Big Dreams Contest

Are you looking to take your business to the next level? Rockland Trust is seeking passionate business owners to compete for a $20,000 grand prize! For more information about Rockland Trust’s 6th annual Small Business, Big Dreams contest and how you can enter, please visit www.RocklandTrust.com/SmallBusiness

Entry period 3/1/2023 - 3/31/2023. Open to eligible MA and RI businesses with annual revenues less than $3,000,000. Additional eligibility criteria and restrictions apply. See Official Rules.

Energy No Limit Is Expanding and You Can Help!

13 years ago, when this small business kicked off, the vision for Energy No Limit (ENL) was clear – create a facility that offered private Softball instruction including camps, and clinics for all ages accompanied by a gym with a special focus on performance-based training for adults and athletes. In June 2022, they signed for a 6,000 sq. ft. building to be the new home of ENL. The building is located in Dighton. Learn more here.

Mechanics Cooperative Bank Announces Employee Promotions for 2023! 

Mechanics Cooperative Bank is proud to announce several promotions in 2023, supporting the Bank’s mission to create career paths for employees while growing talent from within the organization. Read the press release.

Stronger, Smarter, Bolder Women's Workshop

Girls Inc. is excited about their upcoming Stronger, Smarter, Bolder Women's Workshop. They hope members of our business community will celebrate Women's History Month with them by supporting or attending this event. They have packed the schedule with sessions designed to empower, educate and connect women in our community and have some truly phenomenal partners. This event makes a great professional development or team building experience for women who work together! Learn more here. View the workshop partners.

Community News

Exciting Changes Coming to Weir Village in Taunton

Mayor Shaunna O’Connell recently announced new upgrades being constructed this spring in the Weir Village neighborhood. Walker Park and the Weir Municipal Parking Lot will both undergo renovations to make them more modern and responsive to the needs of users and residents.  Read the press release.

SCORE Business Resources
Help For Your Small Business
Let SCORE business advisors help you navigate the SBA Debt Relief Programs or the start-up and growth of your small business. All services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. If you are an existing SCORE client, please send an email to your SCORE counselor to schedule a phone call or Zoom conference. If you are new to SCORE, please complete the Request a Mentor form and someone from SCORE will contact you via email to schedule an appointment with an advisor. Sign up for SCORE webinars here. View upcoming webinars here.

SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs

Visit the hub to see all of SCORE's best content specifically for Black business owners in one place. You'll find success stories, webinars, and other resources you can use for your business.  Learn more.

FREE Excel Workshops

SCORE holds Excel workshops that are LIVE via ZOOM and FREE, and happen just about every week! SCORE also holds workshops in multiple languages. Please check out this link that lists all of the workshops that SCORE conducts for Excel in the coming months.  

Why Smart People Make Bad Business Decisions

Mar. 27 | 12:00 NOON


Have you ever faced a decision and wondered what is the best option? It’s a stressful situation, especially when it seems the future of your business depends on your choice. In this interactive session, we will reveal why smart people make bad business decisions, and identify the three factors essential to good decision making. The impact is clear: better decisions = faster business growth. 

Register here.

SCORE’s Small Business Resilience program

This year, during an unprecedented national health crisis, small businesses needed help more than ever before. In order to support these business owners when they needed it most, the SCORE Foundation provided funding for SCORE’s Small Business Resilience program. This platform allowed SCORE to pivot their mentoring and educational services onto virtual platforms, where clients could easily access the pandemic-related information, guidance and resources they needed to survive and thrive. Learn more here.
Volunteer At SCORE

Are you looking for ways to help your small business community? Would you like to grow your network or develop professionally? As a SCORE volunteer, you get it all!

Join the SCORE network of 10,000 volunteers. SCORE relies on volunteers to help small business around the country thrive.

Interested? Visit the volunteer web page to find about the many benefits of volunteering and the right opportunity for you!

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A1 Pizza Taunton

$5 off orders of $50 or more

Anchor Barre

20% off your first month membership or class package. Email Melynda for more info

Andi's Aesthetics

Offering Chamber members 10% off regular priced services.

Back Bay Staffing Group

10% off first week temporary services.

Email Joni for more info.

CB Disco

10% discount to members on first order over $250 or

5-10 free lapel pins. Contact Andrew for more info.

The Cleaning Queen

$50 off initial deep cleaning for all Chamber Members

Couture Kreations

10% off first wholesale order for Chamber members.

Contact Kylee for more info.

Distinguished Details, LLC

15% off contracted services.

Email Camille for more info.

Engayge, Inc.

Claim 50% off the LGBTQ+ Competency Audit for TACC Members Only using code: TACCENGAYGE. Email for more info: info@engayge.us.

The Exodus Experience

10% off photobooth experience for Chamber Members

Growth Arise Consulting LLC

20% off DISC assessment with debriefing for Chamber members. Contact Patricia for more info. 

Hometown Furnishings

10% off for Chamber members

Hometown's Tacos Locos

10% off for Chamber members

(discount applies to individual orders for members, not catering events)

Junkluggers of Southeastern MA & RI

$25 off 1/4 truck or more! Please redeem at time of booking. Limit one per household. Cannot be combined with other offers. Learn more here

MacDonald Moving Services

free estimates for all moves and 10% off the first month of storage for Chamber members. Contact Pauline for more info.


10% off for Chamber Members

MBL Land Development & Permitting, Corp.

10% off most services. Contact Kerry for more info.

Michelle's Ah-Mazing Grazing

10% off all in-store purchases for Chamber members, including special order grazing boards for a future date - not valid for grazing table setups or purchases made online.  Contact Michelle for more info.


15% off for Chamber members. Contact Daniel for details.

Plymouth Rock & Correira Insurance

5% off your auto insurance. Contact Luke for details.

R&D Cleaning Co.

10% off cleaning services

Contact Renay for more info.

Rego Electric

10% off for Chamber Members. Contact Duane for more info.

Relaxation Works Spa

TACC members receive $10 off $95 or more when scheduling a facial or whole health massage. Use code TACC when scheduling online or mention the code at check out.

The Star Drive-In

10% off any purchase


10% off regular price items on the sales floor, and 20% off print and marketing orders over $50.00. Chamber Members must access through the Members Only section of the TACC website. Email Lisa for assistance.

Sullivan Tire

10% all parts, labor on applicable services. Email Ken Rubino for more information.

Kundalini Pearls-Yoni Steaming Spa

25% off for Chamber members.


Ask us how you can participate in the Member to Member Discount Program!

Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce, 170 Dean Street, Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 824-4068
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